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the weekend. >>> straight ahead on this monday morning four, relief for migraine sufferers plus thing pentagon raising its cyber security efforts. the 49ers arrive in new orleans could super bowl monday become a national holiday. you wouldn't mind that. "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> welcome back. here are stories making news this morning. the senate is expected to approve more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricane sandy which hit the northeast over three months ago. >>> the pentagon is about to expand its cyber-security force five-fold to meet increasing threats against the nation's computer networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> back in 199 the colorado grand jurying worked into the death of. jon benet ramsey looked into the parents on child abuse. >>> grab thinks football has to change because of dangerous hits. he thinks it would be better for players. >> casey anthony has filed for bankruptcy on debts of almost $800,000. she faces three civil lawsuits. most of the money is owed to her defense attorney. >> and sea
, relief for migraine sufferers. >>> the pentagon puts cybersecurity front and center. >>> as the 49ers arrive in new orleans, there's a white house petition to make super bowl monday a national holiday. could it and should it happen? "early today" returns in a few minutes. >>> welcome back. here are stories making news this morning. the senate is expected to approve more than $50 billion in aid for victims of hurricane sandy which hit the northeast over three months ago. >>> the pentagon is about to expand its cyber-security force five-fold to meet increasing threats against the nation's computer networks. the expansion would add 4,000 people to a unit that only has 900 employees now. >>> two oil barges hit a railroad bridge on the mississippi river near vicksburg and began leading crude oil. the coast guard says a leaking tank filled with 80,000 gallons of crude has been contained. >>> back in 1999, the colorado grand jury looking into the death of jonbenet ramsey voted to indict her parents on charges resulting in her death. but the court said there was not enough evidence in the cas
from serve on the lines of combat. here's nbc news pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served on the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan, but never allowed in direct ground combat roles. lifting the 20 year ban against women in combat will ultimately put them directly in the heat of battle. it opens some 237,000 combat positions to women. women will be assigned to roles communication, logistics and drivers. gradually, they'll work closer to battle as medics are. before they become infantry troops. women have paid the ultimate price of war. 152 u.s. military women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. tammy duckworth lost both of her legs as an army helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field. >> you can make it to a general, for example, without an arms combat command at the brigade or battalion level. and this allows them into half of that command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> w
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